5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can social media be effective professional development? Nikki’s new book, Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning , is now available for purchase through the ISTE Store and/or Amazon.

My Journey to Becoming a Distance Learning Teacher-Leader

Digital Promise

Manus shares how these Edcamps supported her practice and work with other educators, and we look forward to the launch of our next Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home session on November 21. . I attended every Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home session. Blog Edcamp Educators

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Coming Soon: Edcamps, Brought to You by the Letters PBS

Edsurge

The do-it-yourself conference is coming to your local public broadcaster, as part of a new venture between the Edcamp Foundation and PBS Education. Between now and May, 10 local PBS affiliates will host a series of specially branded events, called PBS Edcamps, aimed at educators and caregivers of students in Pre-K through third grade. PBS reaches as many as one million educators each month through broadcast programming and online media.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works. Innovation Social Media Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

It had Dan Callahan on from — at that time, he was kind of working with the EdCamp Foundation and founders, and we just did a show on, “What Is EdCamp?”. Six months later, I got an email from this random person that said, “Hey, I just wanted to let you know… We’re here at EdCamp Buffalo. The reason that we’re at EdCamp Buffalo is that I’ve heard your show, and it inspired me to create my own EdCamp.

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Edcamp: It All Started with a Tweet

Educator Innovator

We held the first Edcamp in Philadelphia in May, 2010. We used social media to send out the word. The educators who had connected through social media now had a chance to meet face-to-face and enhance the relationships that they had already started. People tweeted about it and around the country and the world; people began to follow #edcamp! Edcamps became so powerful because they recognize and honor the expertise of teachers.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

But creative Nebraska teachers use new tools to conquer that distance to get our professional development. The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather?

A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. The best tool for collaboration is discussion. Accountability Administrator conference Connected Educator Edcamp Education Leadership Mentoring online learning PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Truth

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Meanwhile, the most enthusiastic listeners whisper to each other, or form mini-groups outside the conference walls, maybe even at a social gathering later that day. For larger, more efficient unconferences, the Edcamp Foundation has a site full of resources and ideas for anybody who wants to organize their own “Edcamp,” which is simply a well-articulated version of an education unconference. The Edcamp Foundation puts the Rule of Two Feet near the top of their list of tenets.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. The best tool for collaboration is discussion. Accountability Administrator conference Connected Educator Edcamp Education Leadership Mentoring online learning PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Truth

A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. The best tool for collaboration is discussion. Accountability Administrator conference Connected Educator Edcamp Education Leadership Mentoring online learning PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Truth

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. On Saturday morning, during the “Saved by Twitter” session, I watched complete strangers huddle in groups to discuss social media, their use of Twitter, the challenges involved in using social media and I witnessed a few people send their first tweet or use a hashtag for the first time. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

Today, as I was looking over the scope and sequence that ISTE has put out as plausible technology integration standards to support the ISTE student standards I found myself stuck on one standard and feeling the weight of the pros and cons stacking up equally on both sides of my brain as I wrestled with this idea: "Use digital tools such as blogs, websites and social media to crowdsource, crowdfund and mobilize a community toward a goal."

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. Many of the organizations, which are listed alphabetically, have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels. EdCamp Foundation.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. On Saturday morning, during the “Saved by Twitter” session, I watched complete strangers huddle in groups to discuss social media, their use of Twitter, the challenges involved in using social media and I witnessed a few people send their first tweet or use a hashtag for the first time. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

5 things you should know about Periscope for education

eSchool News

Recently, he said, there was a session on Periscope at a recent Edcamp he attended, and he decided to stream it with Periscope. “I As with any technology tool, it’s important to consider what you’re aiming to accomplish—and whether Periscope is the best tool for the task. For formal events such as graduation, Periscope probably isn’t the best streaming tool, he surmised. “It Pros and cons for educators considering Twitter’s new live video streaming service.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

The Online Summit used Google''s Hangouts On Air , which is a very popular videoconferencing tool, which allows for live events, but also records straight to Youtube. That''s why I help plan Edcamp Honolulu! Hawaii LIVE Hangouts by +Linda Lindsay Any Social Network (Twitter, Google+, Facebook) If you know of any other opportunities, please add them in the comments! Conference Edcamp hangouts online PD Social Media technology Virtual

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

It's easy to get lost in the crowd if that is what you want or to be in the middle of everything learning AND social. Snapping, Gramming, and Scoping Your Way to Engagement- Shaelynn, Steven, and myself Educators Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) and Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) created an interactive learning opportunity that challenged me in how to reach students, teachers, families, and constituencies with the use of social media.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

You have taken control of your own learning You have made the decision to be a public learner, swimming through social media waters using tools like Twitter, Google+, Linked In, blogs, etc. Anytime, Anywhere Learning for All Recognizing organizational hashtags, chats for "credit" Flipped faculty meetings, learning opportunities for students, staff, & community School/District EdCamps & ParentCamps - go to edcamp.wikispaces.com to learn more!

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

What was cool about this video is Melinda talked about the tools she used to create the video so her teachers would know how she did it! We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools! Follow hashtags on Twitter like #txed, #txlege, #digilead, #txidea, #txeduchat edweb.net - Professional social network for the education community - watch their webinars and webcasts live or in recording.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. The majority of the tools mentioned in this post and the four earlier posts in our series, transform the student experience from passive consumers of information to active creators of content, employing multiple English Language Arts standards and skills along the way.

The Art of Storytelling

A Principal's Reflections

A great debate that has emerged over social media channels has been how we honor and acknowledge our educators and others in the profession. I think many of us in the connected world have been telling our stories since we signed on to a social media tool. Encourage colleagues to attend and participate in Edcamps or Twitter chats.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

They solved my problem and I was a lifetime user and spokes teacher for all the great tools Techsmith makes to help teachers create media. Yes, PLAN on a service call or 2 with any new tool). Are they in the social media space I am already in? Look for Edcamps <https://twitter.com/EdcampUSA> and offer support. Please set aside a small fund each year to help sponsor food at an event for teachers, but more than that go to an edcamp.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

Ask any of the thousands of teachers who regularly use Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook about connected education, and you may get an earful about using digital tools as a means to connect with educators and students worldwide. But if you ask teachers who have never used a social network, blog, or mobile device for learning in their classrooms to discuss connected education, you are likely to be met with blank stares, furrowed eyebrows and shrugged shoulders.

The Importance of Relationships, Voice and Digital Leadership #EdCampUSA

Shake Up Learning

Great group shot of #edcampusdoed w/ @arneduncan pic.twitter.com/oex1G4cNcg — Zac Chase (@MrChase) May 29, 2015 #EdCampUSA On Friday, May 29, I had the privilege to attend #EdCampUSA (aka EdCamp DOED) in Washington D.C. This was no ordinary EdCamp. This EdCamp was held at the U.S. Department of Education with Edcampers from across the U.S. The morning began like most EdCamps, networking and building the schedule. GET YOURSELF TO AN EDCAMP!

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

Many are also taking advantage of the hundreds of free tools found in the Future Ready Dashboard. Students and teachers have robust and adaptive tools to support learning, teaching, and assessment, ensuring that it is student-centered and emphasizing deep understanding of complex issues. Non-traditional forms of professional learning such as the use of social media and Edcamps are valued, not dismissed.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lisa Dabbs, Tanya Avrith, and Erin Klein will be presenting about edtech tools, social media in education, #NTChat, and connected classrooms. I will also be attending meetups hosted by EduBuncee , Edcamp , Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access , Edutopia , Personalized Learning Educators , SpeakUp , Chrome Warrior , and Amazon Education.

#NYSCATE13 - A Conference that Knows How to Make IT Happen!

The Innovative Educator

Some nail it like EdCamps and EduCon , and others leave something to be desired. Making social media happen * Lisa Nielsen impressed by all that is going on in the social media kiosk. Coffee with a Geek Geeky Ed Tech educator Andy Wheelock @Spiffwhitfield held court at the social media kiosk where he was on hand to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on at NYSCATE. A conference that gets social media right.

Enhancing Professional Collaborations

techlearning

Use tools like TweetDeck to help you launch your own hashtag and get a conversation started. Attending conferences, EdCamps, or meetups allows you to you find (or expand) your passion and purpose while increasing your opportunity to meet professionals who share that passion. TL Advisor Blog Professional Development Pln Collaboration Social MediaThink about some of the recent movie blockbusters like The Avengers, Justice League , and X-Men.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. We demand that our students build 21st century skills, master critical thinking and become fluent in digital media and technology.

What Are Your EdTech Resolutions?

TeacherCast

Perhaps you are looking to go paperless or use a new tool in your classroom. Find or organize an EdCamp. Invest time in social media. Share lessons, images of students engaged in activities to social media. Perhaps you are looking to go paperless or use a new tool in your classroom. Download. Listen in a New Window. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Leave a Review. Clammr It. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Follow @TeacherCast.

Empowering Student Voice through Self Differentiation in High School

Buncee

I began using Buncee when I saw the awesome graphics that people were posting on social media. Now, all of my Twitter chat introductions are made with Buncee… I even made Buncee business cards to share at conferences and edcamps! Buncee is sometimes thought of as a tool for young students, but I found so much value in it that I decided to use it with my high school students.

Parent/Educator EDU

My Island View

We should not expect to razzle-dazzle them with bells and whistles on the latest tools of technology. Conversation is the best tool for collaboration, which is the basis for adult learning. The Edcamp model of instruction for professional development seems to fit the bill for the needs of both educators and parents. All Edcamp topic sessions are based on conversation and not lecture. This Edcamp model will get parents and educators talking about learning.

Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

MSEDTechie

Whether you are attending a conference like ISTE, or creating your own personalized learning experience, utilizing this “break” to explore new tools and strategies that help expand your teaching toolbox can be very rewarding. The connections you make through social media lead you to a wealth of knowledge that is not made possible without it. Attending conferences, edcamps, and playdates are great ways to make lifelong friends, and connections in your local community.